PARADISEC Activity Update – Jan 2021

Well, we made it through 2020! Archiving of new material has proceeded throughout various phases of lockdowns, workings-from-home, etc. A huge thank you to all of our staff, depositors, and broader community for their flexibility and patience.

We flew past the 100TB-archived milestone (for which our upcoming online conference is named, PARADISEC@100), and are now at over 112TB. The 595 collections in the archive contain 30,987 items, which in turn house 322,287 essence objects.

We’re also excited to be partnering with the British Library on the True Echoes research project, which “aims to reconnect a rich archive of early sound recordings of Oceanic cultures with the communities from which they originate.”

We’re looking forward to being joined by contributors and attendees from all over the world at the PARADISEC Conference, Feb 17-19 2021. Hope to see you there!

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